Daphne Du Maurier

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  1. MDNA damaged her career. I do like some of the songs (Beautiful Killer, Falling Free or Masterpiece) but the album was way too cheesy and childish. Gang Bang, B-Day Song or Superstar are absolutely awful. Gaga was very big at the time, she is not that big anymore, thank God, but I think that was the reason for this naive and cheesy album. Let's make it as simple and stupid as possible for a very young (Gaga) audience....but it didn´t work out. Unfortunately the two following albums, both fantastic in my opinion, could not repair the damage done.
  2. This Used To Be My Playground was a US No. 1 hit and a worldwide Top 5 single!
  3. William Orbit (not including MDNA!!!), Pat Leonard, Shep Pettibone and Dallas Austin.
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    1) Ray Of Light 2) Like A Prayer 3) Bedtime Stories (Highly underrated!) 4) Erotica 5) I´m Breathless 1989 - 1998 are my favorite years ... her work was outstanding including the videos for each single!
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    Get Niki and Donna back for the next album and call Patrick Leonard and Shep Pettibone! And Chris Cunningham for another video masterpiece like Frozen. Wishful thinking, I know ....
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    Music was the album where, from an artistic point of view, things were slowly going downhill. Maybe I had just expected something much, much better after the outstanding Ray Of Light. So she just copied Cher and became a vocoder-robot. The few Orbit songs sounded more like remnants of unused Ray Of Light material. But that´s just me opinion ...Paradise (Not For Me) and Gone are beautiful and the highlights of an otherwise very average album. Maybe I just expected an outstanding masterpiece like my beloved Frozen and didn't get it on this album. I never liked COAD ... maybe because the mass audience loved it soo much. I always hated Hung Up ... i love ABBA and their music and let´s be honest Hung Up was just such a big hit because of the ABBA sample. Otherwise it would never have been a worldwide No. 1 (with the exeption of the US where it peaked at 7). I know it is the most successful single of her (as sad as this fact is) and everyone loves the track ... but Hung Up has none of the magic and fascination that makes Madonna so unique. If i had to make a list of the best singles of her career then the song wouldn't even be in my top 50 (4 Minutes as well!) Most of the tracks on COAD are boring (I love NY, Push) or too suitable for the masses (Jump). I really like Like It Or Not, Forbidden Love and Fighting Spirit...so it´s not a complete failure!
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    Does anyone know this so-called "alternate" demo version of Hung Up? Martigen has just released a new double CD and this version is listed on it as well. Never heard of it ... I found it on youtube but It sounds more like an fan-edit to me.
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    Does anyone know when Junior Vasquez produced his Arena Anthem Remix of "Crazy For You"? I guess in 1995 and that the remix was originally intended for a maxi or as a promo for the "Something To Remember" album
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    Something To Remember This Used To Be My Playground Bad Girl
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    On discogs are 3 mint / sealed copies of this 12" : https://www.discogs.com/de/sell/item/1079747854 https://www.discogs.com/de/sell/item/786231259 https://www.discogs.com/de/sell/item/734311209 https://www.discogs.com/de/sell/release/21061?ev=rb
  11. This Used To Be My Playground is a MASTERPIECE!!! This was a worldwide Top 5 hit and it seems like she doesn´t care about the song.
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    Something To Remember is one of my all-time favorite albums and in many ways here BEST Hits/Compilation album. I don´t tkink we will get a Volume 2 but it´s an interesting idea. Here is my list, I have included some unreleased tracks as well : - You Must Love Me - Frozen - The Power Of Good-Bye - Like A Flower - Be Careful (Solo Demo Version) - Paradise (Not For Me) - Gone - Nothing Fails - Easy Ride - If You Go Away - Devil Wouldn't Recognize You - Masterpiece - Falling Free - Ghosttown - Heartbreak City - Wash All Over (Piano Demo Version) - Messiah - Tragic Girl - Looking For Mercy
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    Something To Remember Ray Of Light Bedtime Stories
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    1. MDNA - terrible album! Cheesy, childish, stupid ... but with a few good songs nonetheless (Falling Free, Masterpiece, Love Spent, Beautiful Killer) 2. Hard Candy - Not my taste, too much US radio friendly stuff 3. American Life - 4 of the 5 singles are boring and the only good one (Nothing Fails) got no video. Nobody Knows Me and Mother and Father are shite as well... the unreleased demos are much better (The Game, Set The Right)
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    My top 40 Number 1 : FROZEN and in chronological order Borderline Crazy For You Angel Love Don´t LIve Here Anymore Live To Tell The Look Of Love Like A Prayer Till Death Do Us Part Promise To Try Vouge Something To Remember What Can You Lose Justify My Love This Used To Be My Playground Bad Girl Rain Secret Human Nature Survival Forbidden Love Love Tried To Welcome Me You´ll See One More Chance Drowned World (Substitute For Love) Nothing Really Matters Has To Be Paradise (Not For Me) Gone Intervention If You Go Away Like It Or Not Falling Free Ghosttown Messiah Wash All Over Me Rebel Heart I Rise Extreme Occident Looking For Mercy